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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

How do you know Lappy's back with Hank and Burr and is that definate? The lineups been changed on the website but it still has Raymond on the first line..unfortunately


Talked about it on 1040 during the line rushes at practice this morning. Sekeres and Price

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Tanev should be the one sitting out.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

MayRay going to kill the third line. :sadno:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Very good, about time. I am 100% on board the Ballard Train, and happy to have him back.

With Salo, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler and Ballard and Tanev I think we are okay on the blueline. I am just not a Rome or Alberts fan. Grags will hopefully be our 7th dman to finish out the post season, and going we can just not re-sign Rome.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

side note: anytime Salo scores in these playoffs at home, i want the crowd to start chanting "One More Year, One More Year" make him feel the love to sign again !!!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

I think Alberts should be in for Tanev, but that's just my 2 cents.


The only way Alberts would get in is by taking a D off the left side.  I thought Rome (12 minutes,+/-0, no shots) & Tanev (just under 16 minutes, +1, 2shots)played well together again.  Tanev had some jitters on his first couple shifts but settled down and played his steady game.  Canucks were short during the season on the right hand side and Tanev was brought up to fill that 3rd position.  If Ballard shakes off the rust really quick (or is rust-free), plays the simple game, he brings a whole other dimension to our backend that LA will have to think about.  He & Tanev play well together.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

The only way Alberts would get in is by taking a D off the left side.  I thought Rome (12 minutes,+/-0, no shots) & Tanev (just under 16 minutes, +1, 2shots)played well together again.  Tanev had some jitters on his first couple shifts but settled down and played his steady game.  Canucks were short during the season on the right hand side and Tanev was brought up to fill that 3rd position.  If Ballard shakes off the rust really quick (or is rust-free), plays the simple game, he brings a whole other dimension to our backend that LA will have to think about.  He & Tanev play well together.

Actually Alberts and Ballard play well together. In 20 games with each other they were both above +6 and ballard got 6 of his 7 points.
But we have yet to see Ballard and Tanev this regular season.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

I think this is a mistake. Ballard is going to be rusty as hell and I was a bit concerned about his desire to play from his recent comments. I really think this guy is going to shy away from contact because I think he is more concerned about his health than he is about playing.

Even before he got hurt he wasn't much better than Rome. I'd rather see Rome back in.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

There's really no reason to move Tanev out to make room for Alberts.  He's playing a steady game on his right side.  The backlog is on the defensive left side.  Tanev would have to have a pretty rough game to get moved from the # 5 position.  He's doing the job and gaining great experience.  He's our future...Alberts and Rome are not.  Tanev & Ballard played well together last year.  Looking forward to tonight!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

I think this is a mistake. Ballard is going to be rusty as hell and I was a bit concerned about his desire to play from his recent comments. I really think this guy is going to shy away from contact because I think he is more concerned about his health than he is about playing.

Even before he got hurt he wasn't much better than Rome. I'd rather see Rome back in.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

I think this is a mistake. Ballard is going to be rusty as hell and I was a bit concerned about his desire to play from his recent comments. I really think this guy is going to shy away from contact because I think he is more concerned about his health than he is about playing.

Even before he got hurt he wasn't much better than Rome. I'd rather see Rome back in.


I am a little surprised by the move as well.  I don't believe Rome could have played his way out of the line up.  AV must be playing a hunch..we'll see.  I'm more backing our youngster on the right hand side.  When I read that Gragnani or Alberts should be replacing Tanev..makes me think I must be watching a different game.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

ballard-salo as 3rd pairing, first and second remain the same as game 1

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

Elaborate please.


You have to read between the lines a bit but basically Ballard has been symptom free for close to a month but he had no desire to rush back into the lineup. He seemed more than content in taking as much time as possible. On March 28th he himself said he was symptom free but said he was still rusty and wanted to get up to speed. He certainly didn't sound in the interview I saw with him like a guy chomping on the bit to get back. Instead he seemed like he wanted to be overly cautious about returning.

Honestly, I can't say I blame the guy really. He has tons of money and is still getting paid while out and he has had a few concussions now. However, I think once a player starts thinking more about his health than about playing it is a problem. I really think Ballard should be just shut down for the year because I suspect he is going to be walking on egg shells out there tonight and the Canucks don't need that.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

You have to read between the lines a bit but basically Ballard has been symptom free for close to a month but he had no desire to rush back into the lineup. He seemed more than content in taking as much time as possible. On March 28th he himself said he was symptom free but said he was still rusty and wanted to get up to speed. He certainly didn't sound in the interview I saw with him like a guy chomping on the bit to get back. Instead he seemed like he wanted to be overly cautious about returning.

Honestly, I can't say I blame the guy really. He has tons of money and is still getting paid while out and he has had a few concussions now. However, I think once a player starts thinking more about his health than about playing it is a problem. I really think Ballard should be just shut down for the year because I suspect he is going to be walking on egg shells out there tonight and the Canucks don't need that.

Cool. Well here's hoping he's slotting in because he wants a piece of the Kings after watching game 1 from the press box.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

line ups for tonight


lapierre-sedin-burrows


higgins-kesler-booth


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malholtra-ebbett-kassian


hamuis-bieksa


edler-salo


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i hope to god this is the line up for the reminder of the playoffs until daniel returns

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

everything on the canucks site's lineup is the same except ebbett on the fourth and Ballard-Salo

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

I will go nuts if Ballard goes coast to coast to score a goal or set one up

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Finally Bally is back! Hope he has a strong game and doesn't sit out the rest of the way. This guy is good. Richards needs a good hipchek tonight.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

as much as I like AMEX I would rather Higgins stay on the 3rd as Raymond is just going to shut Hansen and Pahlsson down :/


Pahlsson shuts himself down, if we're planning on winning games based on the 3rd line being a scoring line, we should have kept Hodgson... Pahlsson will be there to provide minimal offense himself, but limit the opponents. But anyone who thinks Pahlsson of 2012 is the same as Pahlsson of several years ago in the playoffs is delusional, he's not as effective as he was then.


Having Ballard back is great news, hopefully his timing isn't too bad after being out so long though. Tough to come back like this in the playoffs after being out awhile.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

It's good to have Ballard back :) Absolutly good news :D

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

I also like Alberts...Not sure if I would slot him in for Tanev or Rome, but if Salo seems to need a night off I'd make that switch.

I know it's taboo to knock Sammy Salo, but he does get beat a fair bit recently.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

You have to read between the lines a bit but basically Ballard has been symptom free for close to a month but he had no desire to rush back into the lineup. He seemed more than content in taking as much time as possible. On March 28th he himself said he was symptom free but said he was still rusty and wanted to get up to speed. He certainly didn't sound in the interview I saw with him like a guy chomping on the bit to get back. Instead he seemed like he wanted to be overly cautious about returning.

Honestly, I can't say I blame the guy really. He has tons of money and is still getting paid while out and he has had a few concussions now. However, I think once a player starts thinking more about his health than about playing it is a problem. I really think Ballard should be just shut down for the year because I suspect he is going to be walking on egg shells out there tonight and the Canucks don't need that.


Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think Ballard could have even come back because we had no cap space left during the regular season.

Edited by CanuckLeaf, 13 April 2012 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

I would rather have Andrew "The Garbage" Alberts than a healthy Rome or a rusty Ballard.


Either way, you gotta play Ballard. Unless you're gonna sit him out for the rest of the playoffs



 


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

I missed Ballard's play. His injury came out of nowhere for me.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:10 AM

Edler needs to sit he's useless




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